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What is Mycorrhiza? - Dragonfli

Mycorrhiza Is A Plant Boosting Fungi Worth Knowing About 

Quite a few gardeners are familiar with Mycorrhiza, but to many, it is all a bit mysterious. Mycorrhiza, however, is a natural fungi worth knowing about.

Mycorrhiza is a soil borne fungus that forms a symbiotic (to the benefit of both) relationship with the roots of plants. Mycorrhiza does occur naturally, but can also be increased at planting time with products such as our Roots Boost.


Our Roots Boost contains Mycorrhiza fungi granules to promote healthy and increased root growth at planting.

Plants Benefit From The Application Of Mycorrhiza In A Number Of Ways

A whole variety of plant types will benefit from the application of Mycorrhiza at planting. Some of the benefits you can expect are:

  • Increased root growth
  • Increased plant survival rates
  • Improved water use efficiency
  • Greater nutrient uptake
  • Enhanced plant vigour
  • Increased ability to withstand disease


Plants treated with Roots Boost Mycorrhiza are proven to benefit from increased growth compared to those not treated with the fungi.

Roses Form Particularly Strong Relationships With Mycorrhiza

Some plants form especially strong Mycorrhizal associations, such as Roses, which have even been able to survive in areas that historically have suffered from Rose Replant Disease.


Roots Boost works so effectively with roses that it has been recommended by Peter Beales Roses.

Mycorrhiza Helps Plants Survive In Adverse Conditions

Mycorrhiza can work best in challenging conditions for plants, so if you are planting in a nutrient poor soil, the fungi will help the plant absorb more nutrients. Mycorrhiza will also help plants absorb more water in drought conditions. If soils have heavy metals or high salinity in them, Mycorrhiza will also help them survive in these adverse conditions.

More and more landscapers are using Mycorrhiza when planting trees on roadsides, or on new build developments, where the soil may be weak. Traditionally planters may have expected heavy plant losses in these areas, but with Mycorrhiza, this is significantly reduced.


Mycorrhiza is helping to plant trees in areas where soil may be weak, such as in industrial estates or new housing plots.

Use Our Mycorrhiza Roots Boost This Autumn & Enjoy Healthy Plant Growth

If you are planting a new hedge this Autumn, now is the time the use our  Mycorrhiza Roots Boost to help it establish.

Roots Boost also contains biostimulants and microbes to further improve plant health, so to ensure the best chances of survival for your plants, make sure to apply Roots Boost Mycorrhiza at planting.


Roots Boost also includes biostimulants and microbes to further enhance healthy plant growth. Select from 6 unit sizes here.

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